A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621) /

"Edward Goldberg shares his sensational discovery of the largest body of surviving correspondence from any Jew in Early Modern Europe. Over the course of six years, Benedetto Blanis - a scholar and entrepreneur in the Florentine Ghetto - wrote nearly 200 letters to his princely patron Don Giova...

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Author / Creator:Blanis, Benedetto, approximately 1580-1647.
Imprint:Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
©2011
Description:1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages).
Language:Italian
English
Hebrew
Latin
Series:Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Subject:Blanis, Benedetto, -- approximately 1580-1647 -- Correspondence.
Medici, Giovanni de', -- 1567-1621 -- Correspondence.
Blanis, Benedetto, -- approximately 1580-1647 -- Correspondance.
Medici, Giovanni de', -- 1567-1621 -- Correspondance.
Blanis, Benedetto, -- approximately 1580-1647.
Medici, Giovanni de', -- 1567-1621.
Jews -- Italy -- Florence -- Correspondence.
Librarians -- Italy -- Florence -- Correspondence.
Juifs -- Italie -- Florence -- Correspondance.
Bibliothécaires -- Italie -- Florence -- Correspondance.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
HISTORY -- Renaissance.
Jews.
Librarians.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 17th century.
Florence (Italie) -- Histoire -- 17e siècle.
Italy -- Florence.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Personal correspondence.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11149466
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Other authors / contributors:Goldberg, Edward L., 1948-
ISBN:9781442698017
1442698012
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and indexes.
Letters in Italian with some text in Hebrew and Latin. Introduction, note to readers, and summaries in English.
Summary:"Edward Goldberg shares his sensational discovery of the largest body of surviving correspondence from any Jew in Early Modern Europe. Over the course of six years, Benedetto Blanis - a scholar and entrepreneur in the Florentine Ghetto - wrote nearly 200 letters to his princely patron Don Giovanni dei Medici. For the first time, these letters are available in a definitive critical edition - with full transcriptions in the original Italian, English language summaries, and explanatory notes. This book is a companion volume to Jews and Magic in Medici Florence, in which Goldberg narrates Blanis's startling rise and fall. Readers can now take a step closer and hear Blanis's compelling story in his own words - tracing his fraught relations with Jews and Christians, his desperate (and often illegal) business schemes, his disastrous strategies for advancement at the Medici Court, and his pursuit of arcane knowledge, including astrology, alchemy, and Kabbalah."--Pub. desc.